How many countries use mines or cluster munitions?


Locations of antipersonnel mine use, including victim-activated IEDs (improvised mines), October 2015–October 2016

Table 1

In this reporting period—October 2015 through October 2016—Landmine Monitor has confirmed new use of antipersonnel mines by the government forces of Myanmar, North Korea, and Syria, and by non-state armed groups (NSAGs) in Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen. Additionally, Landmine Monitor has also recorded but has been unable to confirm allegations of new mine use by NSAGs in Cameroon, Chad, Iran, Niger, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.

In the reporting period, there were also reports of NSAG use of antivehicle mines in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, and Yemen.

Cluster Munitions

Cluster munitions have been used by at least 21 governments in 40 countries and four disputed territories since the end of World War II, detailed in the following table.

Summary of states that have used cluster munitions and locations used 

(Last updated based on Landmine Monitor 2016 and Cluster Munition Monitor 2017)